FIFA World Cup 2018
The world cup known as the FIFA world cup is a global tournament heavily contested by national men’s team that is governed by an international body known as FIFA. since 1930 when the competition was started and only during the second world war in 1942, it has been held after every four years.
The competition involves a qualification phase where teams compete for a position over a period of three years where only thirty-two are to be selected to play in the tournament. The host team qualifies automatically.
Eight different national teams have won the world cup in the twenty times the competition have been held, with the record of most wins been held by Brazil having won it five times. Also, Brazil is the only team that has played in all the tournaments that have been held. The second teams to have won the tournament most are Germany and Italy having won two times each. Argentina and Uruguay each has won the title two times while England, France, and Spain have won once each. Two times winners of the title each are Argentina and Uruguay while France, England, and Spain all have won the competition one time each.
The competition worldwide has the highest number of followers worldwide in the sports category and attracts a huge number of viewers globally. The winner of the competition also carry home a huge lump sum of money as it the most precious trophy .
For a country to host the tournament, a bidding procedure is conducted where countries place their bids and the Federation committee that comprises of twenty-two members vote to determine the host. The 2018 hosting rights winners were Russia and the 21st tournament is set to be held in Russia from June 14th to July 15th. This happens to be the First world cup competition to be held in Eastern Europe ever.
The tournament will involve the thirty two national teams including one automatic host national team and the qualifying thirty one. There will be sixty four matches to be played at different venues that have been selected by FIFA and the final match will be played in Moscow.
The current holders of the title are Germany and are heavily tasked in the defending it. The world cup host benefit a lot. And some of the benefits are that the economic growth as hotels and tourism is at peak during this time. The benefits such as economic growth as tourism peaks during this period. Also a lot of jobs emerges during this time as people from different countries visits and spend., Cities gain a different high profiles and this leads to growth.